SCR Additional Information survey for clinical staff v2

Closes 25 Jan 2019

Opened 25 Sep 2018


Summary Care Records (SCR)

The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff involved in the patient's direct care.

The SCR holds important information about:

  • Current medication
  • Allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
  • The name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient

Currently there are over 1.97 million patients who have consented to adding Additional Information to their SCR, this number is rising by more than 18,000 patients each week.

When present in the GP health record, SCRs with Additional Information can contain the following:

  • Significant medical history and procedures (past and present)
  • Reason for medication
  • Anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions) 
  • Communication preferences (as per the SCCI1605 Accessible information national dataset)
  • End of life care information (as per the SCCI1580 Palliative Care Co-ordination national dataset)
  • Immunisations 
  • A section about Social and Personal Circumstances, which includes Additional Information relating to the Contact details for family, carers and healthcare professionals
  • NB Contacts including Next of kin and Historical Information including the Nominated Pharmacy are included as part of the Patient Demographic Information, not SCR or SCR Additional Information.

Why We Are Consulting


The purpose of this survey is to assess the benefits and/or disadvantages of the Additional Information for staff who view Summary Care Records.


  • All Areas


  • Clinicians
  • Clinicians


  • Summary Care Record